Shane Jeffery

Shane Jeffery

I write serial killer mystery books under the pen name Cyrus Winters. www.amazon.com/Cyrus-Winters/e/B073VPR3L8

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  • Fatman

    Fatman

    ★★★

    I think it was a few weeks ago I saw a string of news articles gawking at how horrendous this movie was going to be ... & it's totally not like that at all.

    I would describe this film as a black comedy thriller - one that maybe marketed as a so bad it's good movie, but is actually pretty well made. While a lot of the plot is unrealistic, the film surprised me with how realistic it generally was. If…

  • Coherence

    Coherence

    ★★

    Film should be re-titled "Incoherence." Of course that wouldn't leave you with the image of the smug writer-director winking as he finishes his screenplay 'Coherence' (except it's not)

    Seriously though there are two elements to this movie. One is a prolonged dinner party for upper-class privileged folk yelling over each other - the second is a strange natural disaster, supported by junk science.

    What's going on will pretty quickly go over your head, however the characters all supremely engaged, reaching…

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  • Day of the Dead

    Day of the Dead

    ★★★★★

    Wow, that was unexpected.

    Day of the Dead is the very reason I watch films. This is what I'm searching for, exactly. It's so rare to find a new classic film. But I've found one today.

    It's the best zombie movie. The upgrade from Dawn of the Dead is about as big as Dawn's upgrade from Night of the Living Dead. The special FX are actually good in this film. It's gory as hell, one of the most violent films…

  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    ★★★½

    Phantom Thread. I'm not one for period romances, but I guess there's plenty that have been done right. I can't think of any good ones for some reason, but I'm sure there are ones out there without sappiness or pretentiousness and that are actually powerful. For a great time during Phantom Thread, I thought we might be headed in that direction.

    I'd have to say maybe 85 percent of the film works just right. Small number of characters that are…